EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The role of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) in facilitating global production networks

Kazunobu Hayakawa () and Nobuaki Yamashita

No 280, IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)

Abstract: This paper examines the effects of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) in facilitating international trade flows connecting production networks. We consider over 250 PTAs with trade flows distinguished into parts and components and final goods for the period 1979-2008. The gravity equation estimates suggest that the concurrent year effects of PTA formation on trade in parts and components are unseen, whereas PTAs have positive and pervasive effects on both types of trade flows 6 and 9 years after the PTA formation.

Keywords: International trade; International agreements; Preferential trade agreements; Regional trade agreements; Expansion strategy of multinational enterprise; Gravity equation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F15 F53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-int
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (9) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper, No. 280. 2011-02

Downloads: (external link)
https://ir.ide.go.jp/?action=repository_action_com ... bute_id=22&file_no=1 First version, 2011 (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper280

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
Publication Office, IDE 3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 261-8545 JAPAN
http://www.ide.go.jp/English/Publish/Order

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sho Enomoto ().

 
Page updated 2020-01-24
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper280